NFL teams recently held their rookie minicamps and several former Gophers were on display.
The Gophers will bring back six wide receivers who lettered in 2013
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner
Donnell Kirkwood's 152 yards, two TDs lead Minnesota to 17-3 win at Illinois
Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14
USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13
Spring football game
Meineke Car Care Bowl 12.28.12
Photos from the Gophers home opener against New Hampshire on Sept. 8, 2012.
2014 SENIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games and started three caught 18 passes for 292 yards and one touchdown named team's Wide Receiver of the Year. Game-by-Game: Played against Eastern Illinois, but did not record any statistics caught one pass for five yards against Middle Tennessee competed at TCU and against San Jose State made two catches for 16 yards at Michigan and hauled in three passes for 46 yards against Northwestern caught one pass for 45 yards against Purdue tied his career high with three catches at Illinois and set a career high with 105 receiving yards scored one touchdown at Illinois and became the first Gopher receiver to reach 100 yards in a game since Derrick Engel in the 2012 Texas Bowl caught one pass for 24 yards against Iowa pulled in three passed for 28 yards against Ohio State competed at Nebraska and caught one pass for nine yards at Wisconsin made three catches for 14 yards against Missouri.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games and started six made 13 catches for 154 yards also rushed three times named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made two catches for 17 yards against UNLV started at New Mexico State and against Western Illinois but did not record any statistics made one catch for 22 yards against San Jose State caught two balls for 29 yards against Iowa started at Michigan, but did not record any statistics caught one pass for eight yards at Northwestern rushed twice for 13 yards against Nebraska saw action at Indiana made two catches for 21 yards against Penn State caught one pass against Wisconsin (7 yards) and at Michigan State (9 yards) hauled in three passes for 41 yards against Syracuse.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed in 12 games and started nine made 19 catches for 256 yards and two touchdowns named Minnesota's Wide Receiver of the Year. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut at UNLV and recorded one catch had two receptions for a team-high 53 yards vs. New Hampshire also recorded his first career touchdown catch, a 27-yard pass from MarQueis Gray, against New Hampshire made three catches for 39 yards vs. Western Michigan caught the longest pass of his career, 34 yards, vs. Syracuse had two receptions, including a 9-yard touchdown at Iowa made two catches for 27 yards vs. Northwestern missed game at Wisconsin with an injury had two catches vs. Purdue recorded 19 receiving yards on two catches vs. Michigan registered three catches for 40 yards at Illinois made one catch at Nebraska saw action vs. Michigan State and Texas Tech, but did not record any statistics.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Transferred from Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College named second-team All-Minnesota Junior and Community College Conference as a wide receiver after his freshman season with the Yellowjackets in 2010 recorded 30 receptions for 805 yards and nine touchdowns tallied 15 tackles on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Caledonia High School played his prep football for his father Carl named to the Pioneer Press All-State team following his senior season two-time Associated Press Honorable Mention all-state selection three-time All-3 Rivers conference selection helped lead his team to two state championships (2007, 2008), three section championships and two 3 Rivers Conference titles also a standout track and field athlete, earning four straight berths at the state championships.
PERSONAL: Born March 7, 1991 son of Carl and Becky Fruechte.
Player Profile: Rodney Smith
5/23/2018 - Football
Rodney Smith will go down in Minnesota history as one of the program’s most elite running backs and has a chance this season to set a new standard for all-purpose yards by a Gopher.
Virtual Tour: Larson Football Performance Center
5/10/2018 - Football
Take a virtual tour of the new home of Minnesota Golden Gopher Football, the David & Janis Larson Performance Center!
Mini-Plans Announced For 2018 Season
5/9/2018 - Football
It was announced today that Mini Plans for the 2018 season will go on sale to the public on May 15.